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Heading to the Sugar Sand Festival?

Get the inside scoop on directions, parking, and the variety of beautiful hotels on Clearwater Beach. Take some advice from lifelong residents: your best bet is to stay on the beach or take advantage of convenient parking near ferries and transportation. See you soon!


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This is Clearwater Beach. There will be cars. There will be traffic. There will be a treasure hunt for parking spaces, so knowing where alternative parking and transportation options are located can make a difference. The closest public parking lot to the event is the Pier 60 lot ($3/hr.) located just southwest of the roundabout, beach side. Street Parking can be found both north and south of the roundabout. There are two public parking garages located near the venue on Coronado (Hyatt Regency and Surf Style) and one public parking garage located on north beach in the Pelican Walk Plaza. Check out this map for a full list of parking spots on Clearwater Beach!

The Jolley Trolley

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The Park & Ride is a program that offers beach visitors a place to park in a free designated lot, and then ride the trolley to the beach for free. Trolley Park & Ride service runs:

  • Monday through Thursday, every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday to Sunday, every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and until 10 p.m. on Sundays

Park for free any day of the week at the former Clearwater City Hall location, 112 S. Osceola Ave., or 200 Osceola Ave., and board for free there, at the Clearwater Beach Transit Center or the Clearwater Beach Marina. Return service to the parking lot boards at the Clearwater Beach Marina, 25 Causeway Blvd. in Clearwater.

Additional parking is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the following locations:

  • 310 Court St. (County Garage) (available Fridays after 6 p.m. and anytime Saturday and Sunday)
  • 200 Osceola Ave.
For more information on the Park & Ride Program click here!

Wherever you’re traveling from, PSTA’s trolley system has you covered. Riding the trolley is a great experience and helps reduce traffic and parking concerns on the beach. The Suncoast Beach Jolley Trolley runs from Treasure Island up to Clearwater Beach, Coastal Jolley Trolley comes from Tarpon Springs and Dunedin to Clearwater Beach. Check out the Jolley Trolley website for routes, fares and more!

Ferry Service

Clearwater Beach Boat Ferry
Skip the drive with Clearwater Ferry! Operating Fridays, Saturday and Sundays during the Sugar Sand Festival, Clearwater Ferry can help you skip traffic, save money and save time. What could be better? For more information, please visit: https://www.clearwaterferry.com

Way2Go Rides

Looking for a convenient way to travel to the airport or explore the beach area? Choose WAY2GO RIDES for you transportation needs! Experience fair pricing, safe & reliable rides, booking in advance, and trusted local guides. Book your ride today by visiting https://way2gorides.com.

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